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​​​​​​​​​​​Transfer Council​

Background

The Transfer Council was established under Senate Bill 233 (2021) with a focus on transfer and articulation across the public institutions in Oregon. It is charged to develop recommendations on a common course numbering system and Major Transfer Maps, and to address other credit transfer-related concerns, building upon the transfer work previously completed under HB 2998 (2017). Senate Bill 233 requires the HECC to establish, by rule, a common course numbering system and system of transfer and articulation, based on recommendations from the Transfer Council.

All public meetings of the Transfer Council and its subcommittees are included under the Current HECC Public Meetings page of the website, and tentative public meeting dates are included under the Meeting and Event Calendar.

Transfer Council Members​

​Name
Transfer Council Position/Term
Affiliation ​​

Alix Gitelman

​Academic Officer, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 3-year term*​

​Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, OSU

​​Andy Rice

​​Accelerated College Credit Educator, High School, 3-year term*

Certified Math and CTE Teacher, Mohawk Jr./Sr. High School

Angie Geno

​​​Student, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term

​Board Chair and LCC representative, Oregon Community College Student Association (OCCSA)​​

David Plotkin
​​Academic Officer, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021,  2-year term
Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Clackamas CC
​​Gloria Crisp
Faculty Member, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Adult and Higher Education Program Chair, OSU
​​Kate Sullivan

Faculty Member, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Writing Instructor, Lane CC
Larry Roper
Ex-Officio, non-voting, HECC designee
HECC Commissioner; Professor, School of Language, Culture and Society, OSU H.S.
Linda Fergusson-Kolmes​


Faculty Member, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 3-year term*
​Biology Instructor, PCC
​Peter Jacobson 
​Student, Oregon Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
​Student, SOU
Raya Nichols

​Academic Officer, OR High School, appointed Oct 2021, 3-year term*
Associate Coordinator Career & College Pathways, Hillsboro H.S.

Susan Jeffords
​Academic Officer, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
​​Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, PSU
​Tad Shannon
Faculty Member, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 3-year term*
​​Associate Professor, Computer Science, WOU
Tressa Seydel

​Transfer Specialist, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Regional Outreach and Innovation Operations Manager, EOU
Tyler Hayes
Transfer Specialist, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Director of Admissions/Registrar, Central Oregon CC
​TBA
​​Student, Oregon High School​

​​*Initial term is only 3 years. If renewed, the subsequent term is 2 years.
 

Requirements on Membership

The Transfer Council is comprised of representatives from Oregon public universities, community colleges, and secondary education. Under Senate Bill 233, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) requests nominations for 15 positions from official student, faculty and administrator organizations at Oregon public universities, community colleges, and high schools to serve on a Transfer Council beginning in fall, 2021. The chairperson of the Commission, or a designee of the chairperson of the Commission, serves as a nonvoting, ex officio member.

Transfer Council Subcommittees

Coming soon